*Lesson 1: Seek and thou shall find – if not it will find you
Geoff sent me to every other class in the city and listened to me report my reasons why that class didn’t suit me. I kept asking him when I could come to his classes. A couple weeks later I was granted permission to enter ?
It felt like home.
*Lesson 2: Awareness to breath is everything. Space & freedom: what more can we ask for?
At this time in my life I was working in fashion, bit of film work and waitressing/bartending. I was rock n roll but always maintained an exercise regime. One could safely say that I was drinking & smoking all sorts in excess. Just being reminded to breathe was such a life changing transition. Becoming aware of my breathing made me feel high naturally. I no longer wanted to go out the night before a morning class
I practiced very regularly.
6 classes/week on average. Then I started self practice.
*Lesson 3: Yoga and all it embodies made me feel FREE
I noticed how easy it was to start letting go of all the things that were bringing me down & holding me back from moving forward.
I then moved to Malta and did a couple of courses with Zoya Lu; travelled to India, lived in an ashram 3 weeks doing a teacher training which included chanting & chakra cleansing through sound which I found fascinating.
Then after 5 years of practice I started guiding yoga classes & working week long yoga retreats in Gozo.
By this stage my addictions were gone with very little effort. Yoga became my healing tool anytime I felt the walls were closing in.
My relationships, friendships, eating habits, daily cleansing rituals all changed in an incredibly positive way to support me on this path.
When that happens, you know you’re travelling in the right direction.
*Lesson 4: This practice works from the inside out.
Learning that this body, this vehicle has everything it needs from head to toe to heal itself made me feel whole within myself. I didn’t need anything on the outside once my inside felt right.